Categories
Uncategorized

New Books in Autumn 2021

Alhaji Sheku Kamara‘s third collection with Hafan Books. “These poems belong to no political party / They have no political affiliation / They should not be quoted or recited by politicians / To gain or score political points / These poems are the people’s poems / The poet is not a politician’s poet / But the people’s poet.”

Alhaji laments war and injustice in his beloved Sierra Leone and around the world, but (in the words of Gaskin Sanghor Faa-Suku) “the Phoenix symbolism shows the poet is optimistic that our country will rise from all those vices. And his love poems tickle as the poet’s heart skips a beat to his queen!” — Alhaji Kamara takes readers on an adventure in art, politics and love. Warning – the poems contain Krio, reggae, rap and dancehall!

ISBN 9781916044265

£4.99 from lulu.com

Martin White presents 45 song texts in search of voice and music, a selection from many more he has written over the years. The songs all have working melodies: they just need somebody to bring them to musical life. Martin is active in the charity Butterfly Conservation, and a longstanding volunteer with the award-winning Oxfam Bookshop, Castle Street, Swansea. Sales of this book (like all Hafan Books) raise money for Swansea Asylum Seekers Support.

ISBN 9781916044210

£5.99 from lulu.com

By tomcheesman

used to work at Swansea University (Wales, UK). Publisher: Hafan Books (www.lulu.com/hafan). Translator of fiction and poetry from French and German.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s